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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Convenient time at which to make a change, interruption, etc.; Also: An instruction inserted by a debug program causing a return to the debug program Also: The step in a program at which such an instruction operates

Usage examples (35)
  • Where the discount kicks in is called a "breakpoint" -- but tons of investors aren't getting the discounts they deserve.
  • At the point you want to stop-call this a "breakpoint" - copy out the old instruction and operand, insert a trap in its place.
  • Lewin calls the breakpoint regions "hotspots of evolution in the genome."
  • However if the "breakpoint" is to persist, the trap needs to stay in place and the instruction simulated. for more
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